In The Kitchen

Inaugural Sol Food Veg Fest To Expand Charleston’s Palate With Education, Culture and Family

By Damion Smalls Charleston is known nationwide for its rich Southern-stamped cuisine. Whether it’s seafood, grits, anything fried or the Gullah Geechee staples like rice, they have all seen their days in the spotlight locally with lavish festivals and substantial representation in media. One group of motivated cultivators are attempting to make a difference by…

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Magnolia Gardens to host “The Transformation Experience”, an evening of culture, conversation and African food

A West African chef, a historian who sleeps where the enslaved slept and a global connector who invites strangers to dinner will create “The Transformation Experience” at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. On March 2, the veranda of Magnolia’s main house will be the setting for a dinner to raise awareness that historians, educators and tour…

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The Fry Master Passes Away

By Patrice Smith Gary Benjamin Mitchell, 56, aka Benjie, passed way suddenly on Friday, February 9, 2018. He was known as a peacemaker and always made sure that everyone was okay with each other. “Benjie was very serious about everyone getting along and he would always be the one to calm the storm,” says Terrance…

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Valentine’s Recipes You’ll Love to Share

If the way to your loved one’s heart is through the stomach, there’s no better way to start off this Valentine’s Day than with a homemade breakfast prepared with love. Whether you’re whipping up a breakfast for a spouse with a sophisticated palate or trying to tempt the taste buds of your littlest loves, explore…

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Healthier Soul Food Cookbook Takes Fresh Approach to Traditional Recipes for “Go Red” Heart Health Month

The Healthier Traditions Cookbook: Soul Food, a healthy twist on traditional Southern dishes, features 17 classic recipes and is available for complimentary download today. The cookbook, a collaboration of Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) with the Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP), helps maintain the integrity of these soul food dishes, while identifying easy…

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